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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 20, 2010 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Like you, Pat Metheny has been the genesis of several important events in the wife's and my Travels together. What happened during her first listen to "As Falls Wichita Falls" live is the stuff of legend. Like you, we don't agree on much musically, but we share enough common ground to occasionally tell the other "Hell yeah, turn it up!".
If you don't have it already, and your wife is a true 80's fan, check the Metheny soundtrack to "The Falcon and the Snowman". The movie's theme song is a great collaberation with David Bowie and Metheny, plus the rest of the album is very, very nice.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 20, 2010 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

SDH -

"As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" harkens back to old girlfriend days. Pretty sure that a detailed description of those conjured memories would not go over well.

Travels is an amazing piece of work, one of my favorite Metheny albums. We still laugh over memories of hearing "Last Train Home" at the end of the TV show Shining Time Station (hosted by Ringo Starr) - our kids watched it every day.

Metheny is one of those rare artists where youonly have to hear two or three notes and instantly know who it is. Have you listened to his latest solo album - Orchestrion? Simply stunning effort.

Man, now I have the 'wistful melancholy memory blues' big time.

Good stuff.........

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 20, 2010 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Next to the boys, PMG and his many solo incarnations rank as #2 in the shows I've seen live the most. Saw him with Gary Burton in a ballrom in Cambridge, MA. As my friend said after the show "We were so close I could have spit on him". Didn't, of course. The combination of fantastic seats and some extra-potent mushroom tea made for one of the more memorable experiences I've had at a Metheny show. Plus, gettting to roam Harvard Square while "altered" is always fun. The PMG also came to my school (Lehigh) in the mid 80's, playing a small gym. That show, enhanced by some evil blotter, is #2. I really like his new stuff but almost always find myself reverting back to the "classic" material. He is a freakin' genious.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 20, 2010 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Lucky, lucky you.

Was Eberhard Weber playing along with Gary Burton? That would have been a treat - altered or otherwise.

But what I would have done to have been in Oslo for his work in 1980 - I can only imagine what they tried out in clubs as they were putting together 80/81 and As Falls......

Any Metheny lineup with Michael Brecker, Jack DeJohnette and Charlie Haden pitching in had to magical live. I think Dewey Redman threw in with that bunch but I'll have to check my liner notes when I get home.

And at the rate this conversation is unwnding that might be sooner rather than later.

You guys have made my freakin' day.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 21, 2010 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

If haven't checked this site before, do so immediately:

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So many Right Click/Save As treasures from multiple artists. Great start is the two Pat Metheny Trio shows in Boston from 1974 with Bob Moses and Jaco. Doesn't get much better.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 21, 2010 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Many, many thanks

You just shot holes in today's productivity.

And I greatly appreciate it.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 22, 2010 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Thanks for the site.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 21, 2010 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

my rapidly filling ipods and harddrives thank you most kindly sir :)


very very cool site Mr. Hollow!!